JOHANNESBURG: Mr Mfeka said it was shocking and appalling that they were only intervening now after a man was killed.
South Africa’s Police Minister, Mr Bheki Cele, Gauteng Commissioner, Mr Elias Mawela and officials from police watchdog Ipid just concluded their visit where they met with Mr Mthokosizi Ntumba’s family.
Mr Cele and other police heads arrived at the Kempton Park home where he was described as a “civilian, a husband, a father of a toddler.”
Mr Ntumba, a 35-year-old public servant at the Department of Human Settlements, had just finished his Master’s degree. He was shot and killed by the South African Police Service in Johannesburg students epicentre, Braamfontein, where students were protesting against financial exclusion.
Mr Ntumba was not part of the student protest and had just left a doctor’s office when he was blatantly killed by the police.
Ipid said late on Wednesday night that its investigation team were “processing voluminous evidence gathered in the crime scene during the preliminary investigation it conducted”.
Wits SRC president and leader of the protest, Mr Mpendulo Mfeka said it was shocking and appalling that they were only intervening now after a man was killed.
Mr Mfeka said they would continue with their protest in Braamfontein on Thursday morning demanding decisive action on their demands for free quality education.
Speaking after the visit, Mr Cele said, “Someone went crazy,” explaining police unhinged during the South Africa’s top university students in Johannesburg.
“I can’t explain it, it’s something that has no inches, and it’s inexcusable. IPID is working with speed and every other process will follow soon,” Mr Cele added.